Fall GoByBike Week
October 16 to 29, 2023
Anywhere | Anytime
We encourage British Columbians to ride their bike as much as possible from October 16 to 29, 2023: ride to work, to school, for fun, for exercise, to relieve stress, to clear your mind … no matter the reason, just ride your bike and log your total kilometers online at www.GoByBikeBC.ca and you’ll be entered into a prize draw for some great prizes! REGISTRATION IS OPEN.
Merritt GoByBike (GBB) Week is made possible with the continuous support from the GoByBikeBC Society. Our goal is to encourage more people to use bikes, rollerblades, and scooters as a means of transportation and become an activity that we can enjoy as a community while reducing our carbon footprint!
WHY GO BY BIKE?
Explore Scenic Routes: Discover the beauty of our picturesque routes that wind through Merritt’s breathtaking landscapes. From serene countryside rods to challenging hill climbs, there’s a path for every rider.
Enjoy the Outdoors: Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and soak in the fresh air and sunshine.
Stay Active: Cycling is a fantastic way to stay fit and healthy while having fun.
Connect with Fellow Cyclists: Join a vibrant community of cyclists who share your passion. Swap stories, make new friends, and foster a sense of camaraderie as you ride together.
HOW TO JOIN
Register now, and start tracking your kilometers biked to see how many kilograms of greenhouse gases you save. Participation is free, fun, helps you stay fit and healthy, and it’s great for the environment! … AND, you can win great prizes!!
Let’s #gobybikebc even more in 2023! Getting around on smaller wheels like scooters and rollerblades counts, too! … taking the bus part way, or carpooling halfway, or using a car for a portion of a long commute, as well! #AnyRideCounts
And make sure to follow GoByBike on social channels for updates when it comes to contests, challenges – and PRIZES!
Merritt GoByBike Activities
“Kick-Off” Event: Tuesday, October 17, 2023 | Community Policing Office | 8:30-10:00am | Also register your bike for free theft prevention with Project 529 Garage at the Community Police Office.
“Braking” Barriers to Bike Safety: Brake Check | Breathe Bikes | 4:00pm – 5:00pm | ENTER TO WIN A $50 Canadian Tire Gift Card & other prizes!
Is your ride ready for the road? Don’t take chances with your brakes! Join us at Breathe Bikes for a Brake Check Event like no other. We’ve got your safety covered.
What to Expect:
- FREE Brake Inspection
- Coffee and Muffins
- Brake Stop Prize Submission
- Onsite Registration
“Best Halloween Costume” Photo Contest: Take pictures while you are out on your rides. “Best Photo” winner will receive a prize!
Brake Submission Prize: $50 Canadian Tire gift card: Stop by the Breathe Bike Shop and enter to win!
“Photo Contest Gift Card: $25 Starbucks Gift Card – Tag us on Facebook to be entered
FREE PROJECT 529 BIKE REGISTRATIONS
+ PEDESTRIAN REFLECTORS
Drop by the Kick-Off Event on October 17, 2023, at the Community Policing Office, from 8:30 am – 10:00 am. You must have your bike with you to register it.
Province: GoByBikeBC Society
This years Fall GoByBike Week Campaign is doubling up and is all about SHIFTING YOUR MODE and choosing to bike instead of taking motorized transport.
Use LogMyRide to toggle the “Shift Your Mode” option to indicate that you replaced your motorized trip with a leg-powered one. Not only will you be reducing your carbon footprint, but you’ll also be promoting a healthier lifestyle.
Enter to WIN a GoByBike BC Society Provincial Prize!
1. Register for Fall GoByBike Weeks.
2. Log your bike rides between October 16 -29, 2023. If you are on STRAVA you can connect your Strava to your GoByBike account – see our FAQs.
The more times you enter a Mode Shift ride, the more entries you will have to win the grand prize; one of three Pedego Electric Bikes! Thank you to Pedego Electric Bikes for your sponsorship of not one but THREE Avenue Sleek Commuter E-Bikes with a 48V 10Ah battery! We will be sharing more information about E-Bike Safety soon!
AXIOM CYCLING GEAR
Registered participants logging at least one trip enter for a chance to win one of the following bags sponsored by AXIOM CYCLING GEAR:
– P9 Trunk Bag or
– a P4 Handlebar Bag
Each and every Axiom bag is made from Axiom’s proprietary Oceanweave fabric, constructed with recycled, reclaimed fishnets – the world’s first cycling bags to do so. The entire product line is sustainable, made from reclaimed and recycled materials. Axiom ensures their products are ethically produced by trusted partners who are like family. Quality products with a lifetime warranty, because product made to last means less waste. At Axiom, thoughtfully designed bicycle accessories for all types of riders are being created. Together with their partners, Axiom prioritizes people and planet with products made to last.
Amazon & Visa Gift Cards
Registered participants logging at least one trip can win an Amazon Gift Card!